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About Me

Linda Bartosik...
First steps of a beginning writer/artist/illustrator. Follow me on my journey. Read More...

My newest book now available on Amazon!

My newest book now available on Amazon!

Many treasures lie under the sea, but will Alistar find the one that will make ‘The Perfect Birthday Present’ for his mom? Join this adventurous little sea star and his best buddy Barnaby (a blob fish) as they travel through the beautiful deep blue sea, meeting many other creatures of the deep. When the two friends finally stumble upon the perfect present, Alistar needs to make a difficult decision, which only he can make. When he does, the little sea star learns that there are times when it is not the present that is important, but the thought behind it.

My First Cover! Now available on Amazon – Kindle & Hardcover

My First Cover! Now available on Amazon – Kindle & Hardcover

For Linda Crowley, the first day of the year had always been set aside to work on new, positive beginnings and 1970 was no different. Her husband and children were by all accounts healthy and no one even considered the terrible thought that tragedy would strike before the day was over, and life as she had known it was gone.

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My first illustrating project available on Amazon

My first illustrating project available on Amazon

Haley doesn't have a normal pet she has a goat, Ralph. He thinks he's having fun but he's causing untold trouble for Haley. Trouble seems to follow Ralph everywhere he goes only he doesn't know it. Haley's father says Ralph has to be sold!

Y is for Yoga

Once again it’s time for the Fun Friday A 2 Z Blog Hop. (And I’m getting better – I’m doing it on Saturday instead of Sunday!) This week’s letter is Y.

Obviously and totally of course, for me, Y is for Yoga. Yoga is the way to put the mind, body and spirit together. I . . . → Read More: Y is for Yoga

Moving Meditations

I know. You’re saying how can you move and meditate at the same time? Didn’t you say you sat in a trance like state for thirty minutes while doing the Silent Journey meditations? Yes, you’re right, I did. In fact I just finished the one on Gratitude and I feel wonderful, energized, and ready to . . . → Read More: Moving Meditations

Camel Pose – A New “Take”

This morning I had a fabulous workout at the Mashpee Koko Fit Club. No – I did not get my perfect workout, but I did lift very close to 7000 pounds for the first time. My friends were all there and it was serene and sunny in the club. After my strength workout, I moved . . . → Read More: Camel Pose – A New “Take”

But I Won’t Do That!

Today was my second day back to Bikram after my month-long hiatus. It was a rough comeback. My first class last week was flawless. Today not so much. It’s not surprising because the yoga always has IT’S way with you, never the other way around. I knew when I re-entered the hot room, there would . . . → Read More: But I Won’t Do That!

Kept From Bikram

My schedule for the last three weeks and the next two, kept me from doing any Bikram yoga classes. I was out of town for most of that time and there were no studios within reach. The weeks I spend up here in Arlington are only doable exercise wise because I have a Koko Fit . . . → Read More: Kept From Bikram


My daughter recently cleaned out her clothes and have me two bags of things she thought I might like. This, in turn, caused me to clean out my clothes.

My first step was to try things on and decide if I’d ever wear it again. My clothes are more than four years old so . . . → Read More: Deluded


No, I didn’t misspell me. No, I’m not talking about the northeast or New England.

Today I had planned on going to four thirty yoga. Hot yoga. Yeah, I know. It’s 97 degrees at four o’clock. Hot yoga just doesn’t seem to be the thing to do – especially when you live on a . . . → Read More: NE

Why Vegan?

Back in the winter, Leigha Hall, who writes the My Bikram Yoga Life blog, was blogging about transitioning to veganism. She was already a vegetarian and handling that well. Her vegan adventures just seemed really hard and cumbersome, so I left her a comment about it. She took my comment and hoped I didn’t mind . . . → Read More: Why Vegan?

Middle Ground

Yoga class tonight was what I describe as a middle ground class. Marvelous Meg was the teacher and had us giggling and singing throughout the class. The room was perfect – open doors and open windows. I was well-prepared with no muscle problems. Yet – I didn’t rock the class. I just floated through with . . . → Read More: Middle Ground

Working Through The Resistance

Working through the resistance was definitely the story of tonight’s Bikram yoga class. Once again it was my beloved teacher, Alex, who always utters just the right words at just the right time. There is always a very good chance of some resistance clogging up my practice. Tonight it was the heat, but if wasn’t . . . → Read More: Working Through The Resistance